Plasma vitamin C predicts incident heart failure in men and women in European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition-Norfolk prospective study.

@article{Pfister2011PlasmaVC,
  title={Plasma vitamin C predicts incident heart failure in men and women in European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition-Norfolk prospective study.},
  author={Roman Pfister and Stephen J Sharp and Robert N Luben and Nicholas J Wareham and Kay-tee Khaw},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={162 2},
  pages={
          246-53
        }
}
BACKGROUND Fruit and vegetable intake has been associated with lower risk for cardiovascular risk factors and disease, but data on heart failure are sparse and inconsistent. The association of plasma vitamin C, a biomarker reflecting fruit and vegetable intake, with heart failure has not been studied. METHODS We examined the prospective association of plasma vitamin C concentrations with incident fatal and nonfatal heart failure events in apparently healthy 9,187 men and 11,112 women aged 39… CONTINUE READING

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